Washington at a glance
Population by race and Hispanic origin
Cities in this database with the most similarly-sized populations
Full-time law enforcement staff, Metropolitan Police Department
- 3,425 Officers
- 634 Civilian staff
Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents
- 5.1 Washington
- 2.4 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
- 2.2 National average
These figures reflect the Metropolitan Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.
|Amount||Start and end dates||Recipient and description||Awarding agency||CFDA program||Type|
|GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA THE PURPOSE OF THE COPS HIRING PROGRAM (CHP) PROGRAM IS TO ADVANCE THE PRACTICE OF COMMUNITY POLICING THROUGH THE HIRE OR REHIRE OF ADDITIONAL CAREER LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS. FUNDING UNDER THIS AWARD PROGRAM WILL BE UTILIZED BY LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO HIRE AND REHIRE CAREER LAW ENFORCEM…||Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions||16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants||Prime|
|GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA THE METROPOLITAN (DC) POLICE DEPARTMENT LEMHWA IMPLEMENTATION PROJECT WILL SUPPORT MPD'S MENTORING AND TRANSITIONING TO RETIREMENT PROGRAMMING EFFORTS. MENTORING PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN REQUESTED FOR SUPPORT EMOTIONALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY. THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT SOURCES OF STRESS ASSOCIATED WITH JOINING …||Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions||16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants||Prime|
|GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FY21 COPS HIRING PROGRAM (CHP)||Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions||16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants||Prime|
|DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA GOVERNMENT HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM||Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency||97.067 Homeland Security Grant Program||Prime|
We identified 3 publicly reported settlements that resulted in policy changes and $32,100,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.
In response to four different lawsuits related to public demonstrations in June 2020, the Biden Administration has settled some legal claims and agreed to implement changes to the U.S. Park Police and Secret Service policies related to public demonstrations.
The lawsuits resulted from incidents where the U.S. Park Police and other federal and local law enforcement violently forced hundreds of protestors to disperse using chemical irritants, rubber bullets, smoke bombs, and batons, during a Black Lives Matter and racial justice demonstration. The Biden Administration has agreed to implement several new policies, including a policy that states that demonstration permits cannot be revoked by the Park Police unless the protestors are presenting a danger to public safety.
D.C. will pay $1.6 million to settle two lawsuits that alleged the D.C. police department engaged in false arrests, excessive force, and unlawful conditions of confinement for those arrested during demonstrations on Inauguration Day in 2017.
More than 100 protestors alleged that police officers used excessive force such as chemical irritants, batons, and grenades when handling demonstrators.
|2010 - 2014||
Between 2010 and 2014, the District of Columbia spent $30.5 million on police misconduct cases.
In 2015, The Wall Street Journal released an analysis of settlement totals from instances of police misconduct among the ten largest local police departments in the nation. Many of the cases involved in the analysis involved alleged beatings, shootings, and wrongful imprisonment. The analysis determined that, between 2010 and 2014, the District of Columbia spent $30.5 million on police misconduct cases. A separate analysis conducted by The Washington Post determined that the city spent $31.6 million between 2005 and 2016 on court judgments or settlements in 173 cases alleging police misconduct.